Black Friday – survive the inevitable peaks
IT teams working for retailers, logistics and fulfilment organisations are under immense pressure in the lead up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday with record numbers of online purchases taking place each year.
However, different businesses peak at differing times during the year and database outage or reduction in throughput, at any time can be disastrous for organisations.
Avoiding downtime or compromised throughput during a peak period is essential. The cost of database outages or drop in throughput can be measured in many ways and the impacts depend upon the nature and size of the business, for example:
- Lost sales revenue
- Lost customers
- Reputational damage
- Regulatory and compliance implications
- Internal morale
- Increased IT costs e.g. unplanned overtime, additional software and hardware costs to seek to ‘push’ through the required numbers of transaction in a given period
So what can Triton Consulting do to help your organisation avoid the fallout from a database outage?
Our Black Friday / Peak service covers three key phases
Conduct pro-active health check to review critical DB2 system settings and assist with identification of potential workload bottlenecks
Evaluate failover strategy and ensure high availability solution is configured appropriately ready for Black Friday/peaks
Provide recommendations to improve database scalability, including potential changes specific for Black Friday/peak workloads only, to ensure database and application availability